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Milwaukee's Daily Magazine for Monday, April 21, 2014

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126. Back to sports roots with soccer tournament
As a last-minute need arose, I was tapped to be the PA announcer for a number of games at the 2013 WIAA Girls Soccer State Tournament at Uihlein Soccer Park on the city's northwest side.
127. Brewers team up with Wisconsin DNR for special ticket packages
In celebrating the outdoor traditions of hunting, fishing and Milwaukee Brewers baseball, the team and the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources (DNR) have partnered to create a ticket deal exclusive to Wisconsin's 1.5 million hunting or fishing license holders.
128. Tailgate with former Packers player Santana Dotson
The Horny Goat Brewing Company announced its involvement with Santana Dotson, retired Green Bay Packer from the 1996 Super Bowl-winning team, in its first Charity Brewers Bus Trip.
129. Brewers to celebrate 20th anniversary of Racing Sausages
On Thursday, June 27, the Brewers will celebrate one of the most memorable days in franchise history - the debut of the Klement's Famous Racing Sausages 20 years before. On that date in 1993, the Klement's Famous Racing Sausages came to life, transforming from animations on the Milwaukee County Stadium Scoreboard to live racers.
130. Comings and goings: Manny is out and Nelson is in
News is spreading around the league that Rhinos slugger Manny Ramirez is heading to Japan to finish the season over in that league. Manny had such a huge impact on this league. His presence fueled a league that has been rocked recently by some scandals. At the same time, former Brewer Nelson Figueroa has arrived on McClung's team.
131. Brewers 17 additional signings from first-year player draft
The Milwaukee Brewers announced that they have signed 17 additional players from the 2013 First-Year Player Draft. The Brewers have now signed each of their first nine draft selections and 22 overall draft picks.
132. Brewers sign five first-year draft picks, including UWM's Uhen
The Brewers announced the signings of their first five draft selections from the 2013 First-Year Player Draft. Among them is Oshkosh native Josh Uhen, a round five pick from UWM.
133. County courses to host Wisconsin PGA Junior Championship
Milwaukee County Parks is pleased to host the 2013 Wisconsin PGA Junior Championships, June 25 and 26 at 7:30 a.m., at Brown Deer and Dretzka Park Golf Courses.
134. Go fishing with Bucks forward John Henson
As part of the Milwaukee Bucks Summer Experience Sweepstakes, one lucky winner will have the opportunity to join John Henson on a boat to go fishing in Lake Michigan next month.
135. Support the effort to revive a local treasure
It surprised me to learn the Wisconsin Athletic Hall of Fame Walk of Fame hasn't been active since last decade so I'm happy that there is a group of people out there with a desire to revive the Hall, and I encourage you to check out their cause and help support it. If there's one thing Milwaukee does well, it's supporting local initiatives, and this is something any sports fan can get behind.
136. Effort being made to revive the Wisconsin Athletic Hall of Fame
Sports and history lovers have come together in an effort to impart new focus and spirit into the Wisconsin Athletic Hall of Fame in Downtown Milwaukee.
137. Phillies dive into AJ Bombers
Last night, since the team was already in town, Ryan Howard, Jimmy Rollins, John Mayberry, Jr., Delmon Young and Dominic Brown dined at AJ Bombers in Downtown Milwaukee.
138. Rainy Taiwan
Today's game has been rained out. I have noticed that it rains almost every six hours here. It's crazy the amount of rain. I have been told that it is normal, so I have been going with the flow.  Since I got here, I have watched two games, two off days and three rain outs.
139. Milwaukee hurlers invited to Ireland
A delegation of Irish hurlers are coming to Brown Deer Park, 7835 N. Green Bay Rd., this Sunday to formally invite the Milwaukee Hurling Club to participate in the Aer Lingus International Hurling Festival.
140. Report: MLB seeks to suspend Braun, others
Just before first pitch Tuesday night, an ESPN report said that Major League Baseball "will seek to suspend" over a dozen players for their connection to the Biogenesis lab, including Milwaukee Brewers outfielder Ryan Braun.
141. Jet lag is a killer
My first day in Taiwan was a long one. My 7 p.m. flight from Tampa to L.A.( five-hour flight with a three-hour layover) to Taipei, Taiwan (14 hours) to Kaohsiung, Taiwan (1 hour) then the 50-minute drive to Tainan ... this seemed to take forever.
142. Bucks hire Larry Drew as new coach
The Milwaukee Bucks have reached an agreement in principle for Larry Drew to become the team's new head coach, General Manager John Hammond announced on Friday.
143. Chinooks show me a good time
I love the hustle and bustle of Miller Park, but for a quieter experience that's just as much fun, you should really check out Kapco Park in Mequon, where last night the Lakeshore Chinooks won their season home opener.
144. When will we give up on college athletics?
It seems that not a week can go by without some kind of "scandal" befalling some person within some athletic program at some college somewhere in the country. Perhaps it's time universities got out of the sports business.
145. Grand Opening for Journey House Packers Field at Mitchell Park
Journey House will host a grand opening celebration for the Journey House Packers Field on June 6 at the southeast end of Milwaukee County's Mitchell Park. Events will begin at 2:30 p.m. with a reception followed by the official Grand Opening Ceremony from 3-4 p.m. Family fun activities will take place on the field from 4-7 p.m.
146. Braun covers ticket costs for Brewers fans in promotion
In the face of a tough month for the Brewers on the field, Ryan Braun has committed to supporting the "Brewers Win, You Win!" promotion by subsidizing the savings through a financial contribution, which will cover up to 4,000 tickets for each of the three games against Oakland.
147. Bucks, Harley Davidson Museum team up for fan skills challenge
The Milwaukee Bucks will host their "Pass, Dribble, Shoot Challenge" at the Harley Davidson Museum on July 20. Whether you're a young player, a legend of the past or a future star, all fans ages 7 and up are invited to take part.
148. Wave, Tozer agree to contract extension
The Milwaukee Wave and head coach/Vice President of Soccer Operations Keith Tozer have agreed to a new, three-year contract, the team announced Wednesday. Tozer has led the team to six Major Indoor Soccer League World Championships.
149. Ni Hao from Taiwan!
Hello again, readers! Well, I am back posting a little insight to my personal baseball journey. It's been a very long one, from being drafted by the Devil Rays (yes they were the Devil Rays back then) in 1999 to stops in Milwaukee, Miami, Texas back to Milwaukee and even a stop in the Cubs organization.
150. Milwaukee Wave extends deal with U.S. Cellular Arena
The Milwaukee Wave and the Wisconsin Center District signed a two-year contract to ensure the Wave will remain in Downtown Milwaukee.